Press Release for Monday, September 8, 2014
UNF Leadership Speakers Bureau Features Key Jaguars Personnel
Media Contact: Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
The University of North
Florida’s Taylor Leadership Institute kicks off its Leadership Speakers Bureau
series “Writing Your Success Story: The More Resolute the Drafts, the Better
the Story” with Jacksonville Jaguars representatives Megha Parekh and Chad
Johnson from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Building 58W, Student Union,
Ballroom, Room 3703C.
Moderated by Matthew
Driscoll, UNF men’s basketball head coach, a champion of leadership development
in students, the event will illustrate the necessity for team members to huddle
together and create cohesive goals.
As two of the key players
within the Jaguars organization, Parekh and Johnson customarily engage in
dialogue to accomplish their goals. As the vice president and general counsel,
Parekh oversees all legal matters, while Johnson, senior vice president of sales,
is responsible for ticket sales. Their ability to coordinate strategies has aided
in personal and organizational success.
Dispelling the common
belief that a winning football team is the sole result of on-field player
performance, Parekh and Johnson will highlight how intertwined the behind-the-scene initiatives of leadership are to
the success on the field. The event will showcase how they employ collaborative
leadership at the executive level to collectively tackle organizational goals
and develop winning strategies.
are genuinely excited to host such a high-profile partnership,” said Dr.
Annabel Brooks, Taylor Leadership Institute director. “The opportunity for
students to engage actively with connoisseurs who have rich expertise benefits
will be invited to attend a reception, catered by community partner Jason’s
Deli, immediately following the presentation. To register or for more
information, contact Alison Kent, events coordinator, at
Leadership Speakers Bureau event is free and available to the public. Its purpose
is to offer attendees a unique face-to-face experience with leadership-centric
speakers with esteemed backgrounds, motivating stories and illuminating
located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are
dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own
futures through a well-rounded education.